Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Kyneton’s Campaspe River Trail Peddles Ahead

Kyneton’s popular walking and cycling trail along the Campaspe River will undergo major improvement works thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the grant with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas while meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire Council on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Rural Women Rightly Get Their Voice Back

The much loved Victorian Rural Women’s Network (RWN) will be re-established on 1 July, 2017 with funding secured in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. The Network began in 1986 to support women living in rural and often isolated areas, raising their profile and allowing them to connect and share information. Victoria’s first female Minister for Agriculture […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Pleasant Creek Historic Precinct Celebrates Community

Community groups and local residents of Stawell can now enjoy a new, multi-purpose facility at the same time as celebrating their local history. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green officially opened the upgraded precinct, which was completed by Northern Grampians Shire with support from the Victorian Government The project has restored Stawell’s former Court […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Victorian Fisheries Authority To Cast Jobs Net

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today joined commercial and recreational fishers in Queenscliff to kick off the establishment of the new Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA). The new VFA will drive jobs growth and export in Victoria’s commercial fishing and aquaculture sectors. It will continue delivery of the Andrews Labor Government’s recreational Target One Million initiative, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Mallee Locals Have A Chance To Shape Their Future

Mallee locals have another chance to speak directly to the heart of the Andrews Labor Government, with  consultation for the Mallee Regional Partnership kicking off. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, urged the community to have its say in shaping the future of the region ahead of the Mallee Regional Partnership’s next Regional Assembly to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Better End-Of-Life Care In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that people in regional Victoria can access high quality and compassionate end-of-life care, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s popular Regional Health Infrastructure Fund will open next Monday and, for the first time, be expanded to include […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Getting Hands On Sheep Electronic Identification

Electronic tagging of sheep and goats is one of the biggest reforms to the agricultural industry, and today Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford tagged some of the first Autumn lambs of the season, getting hands on the game-changing technology. Visiting the Molesworth property just outside of Ballan, Ms Pulford  electronically tagged premium dorset stud lambs. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Andrews Government Backs Young Dairy Farmers

Victoria’s next generation of dairy farmers have been celebrated this morning, with the Andrews Labor Government continuing its support for the industry at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) Young Farmers Breakfast. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford officially opened the UDV Annual Conference with an address to Victoria’s young dairy leaders. The Labor Government is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

A Boost To Fighting Fruit Fly In The Goulburn Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities to manage Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) in the Goulburn Valley with a $375,000 grant. The release of the grant is in addition to the $559,000 previously allocated to fund an extensive trapping program in the Goulburn Murray Valley and the appointment of a Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Bridge Upgrade Brings Big Benefits To Western Vic

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to replace Castle Carey Bridge, near Glenormiston, which will save producers 6,885 kilometres of travel every week. Through the flagship Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund (AIJF) $1 million will be provided to Corangamite Shire to improve the bridge and enable local agribusinesses to better transport produce from paddock to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture